Sat.Jan 17, 2015 - Fri.Jan 23, 2015

Everything #HR Needs to Know About “The Internet of Things”

HR Bartender

There’s a (relatively) new term out there folks. It’s called “the Internet of Things” (abbreviated IoT) and the definition is a bit complicated. The best one I’ve found so far is from Techopedia.

The Problem With Middle Management

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Why NFL Teams Excel at Succession Planning

Cornerstone On Demand

The past few days have been a wild ride for football fans. Last week, Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff championship. And with the teams set for Super Bowl XLIX, football seems to be on everybody's mind — ours included.

Why Peer Relationships Matter at Work


by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Peers see and understand more of their colleagues’ contributions, enabling them to offer more support. Work/life balance is a myth. I could say that in today’s hyper-connected world, work comes home with us far more easily than it did 20 or even 10 years ago.

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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Telecommuting Discrimination – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve talked before about telecommuting and about discriminating against parents , but never together. That’s the subject of today’s reader question. . I work for a company that sometimes allows employees to work from home.

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Secret’s Safe With Me — Or is It? Workplace Privacy in the Internet Age

Cornerstone On Demand

Human Resource professionals believe in privacy. We don't share salaries or performance ratings (unless it’s part of our company policy to do so). When someone comes to complain about a perceived injustice, we conduct our investigations with the utmost care.

How to Study for the SPHR Exam


I like giving advice based on experience, not opinion. When people previously asked me how to study for the SPHR exam, I’ve had to give them my opinion based on what I understood.

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Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Pinterest

HR Bartender

I still remember a keynote presentation by Daniel Pink at SHRM’s Annual Conference. He told attendees that we should regularly read creative magazines/books to understand design. Because design is important. Design can inspire us. That suggestion has always stuck with me.

#TimSackettDay Honors Victorio Milian

The People Equation

Today is the fourth annual celebration of Tim Sackett Day. It was started by HR blogger Laurie Ruettimann back in the day when she blogged at The Cynical Girl. Tim Sackett Day honors the unsung heroes in human resources – people who may or may not make the list of “Top HR Influencers.”

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Technology Opens the Door to Business Intelligence, But It’s Not the Key

Cornerstone On Demand

So your company is investing in a new talent management system and you think you'll get all kinds of great data from it, right? Well.maybe. Just because you buy the latest HR technology product doesn’t mean you’ll get good business intelligence. Technology is not the key here.

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The Art and Science of Assessments (Free Webinar)


As you know, my daily work is filled with data crunching, report publishing, and other nerdy stuff. But occasionally I get the opportunity to leave my virtual cubicle and interact with the world. Here’s your chance to listen in. Assessments Webinar.

In Your Career, Knowledge is Power [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry.

Emerging HR Trends for 2015 – News You Can Use

The People Equation

Are you looking for emerging trends for the upcoming year from HR industry experts? I was doing some research for my HR Answers page and found these great articles. For those of you in HR, be on the lookout for these issues that will affect the way you do business.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

A Job Title Just for You: The Rise of the Custom Position

Cornerstone On Demand

With the unemployment rate hitting the lowest level since 2008, even the happiest employees are deciding to investigate their career options. Three in 10 employees regularly search for new job opportunities even though they are currently employed, according to

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So You’ve Sent an Employee Survey…Now What?


Gathering anonymous employee feedback is at the core of managing your company culture, but you can’t stop there. Your follow-up is just as important as sending an employee survey in the first place. Unfortunately, a lot of people get caught up in what to do after an employee survey closes.

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How Do We Learn New Words in the Workplace?

ATD Human Capital

Research findings on language acquisition, neuroscience, and linguistic principles—and their implications—will be outlined in this series of posts for ATD’s Human Capital Community of Practice. Click here to read full version

Which Comes First, Economic Performance or Best in Class HR?

China Gorman

The Boston Consulting Group recently released the eighth report in their Creating People Advantage series.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Weekly Must Reads: Workplace Gossip Gets Digital

Cornerstone On Demand

The week's top stories about the future of work. Month-old app Memo purports to give employers "the power to make your company better by giving your fellow employees a voice" by letting them talk trash about their employers — anonymously.

3 Principles to Help Everyone Give Their Best


by Lynette Silva. Recognize This! – We all have a responsibility to pay attention, encourage and support our colleagues as we become excellent together. Above and beyond – that’s a common theme for what types of employee contributions should be recognized. And it’s a good theme.

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Your Work Identity Is Defined By How Your Deal With Single Issues.

The HR Capitalist

It would be nice if we were all judged by the collective good we do in our lives. Unfortunately, when it comes to work, we''re generally judged by most people by how we deal with single issues. You know where I''m headed.

CSI for HR? Test the Workforce Planning Waters Today With This Forensic HR Template


What is the biggest perceived threat to an HR professional’s productivity? Time spent on employee management – specifically, answering questions, resolving issues, employee recognition and discipline, according to this study conducted by BambooHR.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

4 Core Question Types to Include In Your Interview Process


Having a general outline of the types of questions to ask a potential employee is a MUST for an effective and organized interview process.

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Improve Business Profit: Plug Gaps in Time and Attendance

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“Make more money” tops the corporate agenda this year. But if employees are still clocking in with paper-based timesheets , “stop losing money” should be your first goal. An advanced time and attendance system lets employees punch in/out right down to the second of their time.

Today is Tim Sackett Day, So Let's Honor Victorio Milian!

The HR Capitalist

Tim Sackett Day was created on a lark to honor a guy named Tim Sackett - who worked his A## off in the HR community, but could never seem to break through via the all important "Top 100 HR Pros on Twitter" things.

Trust: The Role of Leaders

ATD Human Capital

The biggest challenge a leader must face is not only to generate shareholder value, superior profits, competitive advantage, and so on, but to become a dealer in trust. Click here to read full version


The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.